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how to make my own homemade paint stripper ?


lemonie4 years ago
Caustic soda (aka lye) is used for industrial stripping sometimes, so you've got an option there with other answers.
Dichloromethane/methanol is a commercial mix, but it's nasty and you'll not get it together.
Olde-fashioned method is blowlamp (until soft) then scrape.

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rickharris4 years ago
Washing soda is likely to be too mild to soften oil based paints - Paint strippers tend to use solvents or caustic soda - not very nice on you skin etc. Safety precautions essential.


Burf4 years ago
Mix washing soda (available in the laundry detergent section in most supermarkets)  in warm water until no more will dissolve, then slowly add flour, a spoonful at a time, to thicken the mixture into a brushable paste.
Brush onto to the painted surface, let sit for 30 minutes, then scrub with a stiff bristle brush while rinsing the mixture off with water.
kelseymh Burf4 years ago
Nice.  Is that only for water-based (latex) paints, or does it work with oil-based paints as well?
Burf kelseymh4 years ago
I've only used it on latex paints but when I learned of the recipe, it was claimed it worked on all paints, but I can't attest to that.